Love to Teach


Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. 


I love this prompt.  I’ve been teaching since I was 12 and my dad told me I was going to teach two-year-olds in Sunday school.  I loved it then, but these days I’d rather work with older students.

Being a mom is being a teacher. Four children of my own kept me busy at home, but I was also doing some substitute teaching during those years, as well as teaching Sunday school.

As my own grew older, I began teaching full time. What hectic years those were!  But I loved the classroom, never had a desire to be in administration. For a teacher who loves her work, there’s nothing quite like the “Aha!” moments that happen when students get the idea you’ve been teaching them.

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Then we had a major move, and I was subbing again.  I was there a lot, though, and got to know the kids and enjoyed those years immensely.  I was also teaching a women’s Bible class in Sunday school.

Now, at 70, I’ve been doing private practice counseling for 16 years.  Counseling is teaching.

Also, our church hosts a homeschool co-op, and this Friday I’ll be starting a unit on Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice for the high school group. Very excited about that!

I think the desire to educate is pretty strong in our family.  There’s more than one teacher among all the cousins, and in my own family, teaching is clearly an avocation.

I am very blessed to have had a hand in the education of so many.  The thing I love best is teaching the Bible. It is inexhaustible, always new, always challenging for my own personal growth.

It’s a wonderful thing when you love your work.


3 thoughts on “Love to Teach

  1. That’s a great motto! And you’re so right: it’s wonderful when you love your work — and these days there are so many opportunities to share your love of learning.

    Yesterday I heard about a writer, Sigmund Brouwer, who became “writer in residence” to a high school “out in the sticks” at Punnichy, SK. Student body is 100% first-nations and most of them were reading three grades below their age level, according to the spokesman. As well as teaching writing, Brouwer involved them in plotting his next novel and got them enthused about reading. Their average reading level has shot up five grades over the year.

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